Saturday, 28 November 2009

Over the top blog award

Chelle sent me this award.Thank you!


1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. Your hair? Short
3. Your mother? Still alive
4. Your father? RIP
5. Your fave food? seafood
6. Your dream last night? confusing
7. Your fave drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal?More Travel
9. What room are you in? Spare room/office
10. Your hobby? Scrapping,reading,travel
11. Your fear? Dying
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Travelling
13. Where you were last night? Here
14. Something that you aren't? Greedy
15. Muffins? Don't eat them any more but probably apple
16. Wish List Item? i-Phone
17. Where did you grow up?Sydney
18. Last thing you did? Ate dinner.
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? No
22. Friends? Loyal
23. Your Life? Relaxed
24. Your Mood? Calm
25. Missing Someone? Erica
26. Vehicle? The mighty Mazzie 121
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your fave store? spotlight
29. Your fave colour? Green
30. Last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Today
32. Your best friend?Ann or Barbara
33. One place that I go to over and over? out.LOL
34. One person who emails regularly? Margaret
35. Fave place to eat? Home

Now I choose my 5 as:
Vanilla http://essence-vanilla.blogspot.com/
Eve http://shabbychicbutterflysandbows.blogspot.com/
Krissy http://krissyscreations.blogspot.com/
Amamda http://www.outofthehatscrapchallenge.blogspot.com/
Jodi http://australia-voutenews.blogspot.com/

A Mystical challenge win(or 2)


The Edinburgh castle layout in the two posts ago, won me a challenge at Mystical scrapbooking.I also won an encouragement award(RAK) for completing 3 cards in progression that nobody else attempted.Staying up late and power scrapping paid off.

Over at Enchanted scrapbooking I have completed the latest FaLaLaLa challenge featuring someone laughing and music with this layout.I thought the expression on this guy's face was precious.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Double Venice layout


The left hand page of this double layout was for Purplescraps sketch challenge.The Bella papers inspired me so much I decided to make it a double! I'm loving the navy and cream of this Vintage beauty range and it seemed to go well with the white marble in these old buildings.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A Mystical hurry!




A mystical hurry! I logged into Mystical scrapbooking at 8pm on Monday night to discover there had been a cybercrop over the weekend that I had forgotten about.So, I hastily made 5 cards plus this layout of Edinburgh castle in 3 hours.One card challenge involved 3 cards to which something extra had been added each time so it was mass production.I think the girls there were laughing with me but I proudly can say I completed the challenge.



The chipboard castle is from Scrapbooking'n'craft.Thank you Melinda for the great inspiration with it.


Also here is this months entry for Shabby chic butterflys and bows. Annabelle likes nail polish ,shoes,handbags etc She is a 4 year old fashionista! I bought the tiny dresses at a craft fair several years ago so finally got to use them on this layout.We had to feature gingham so I used it for the background circle.

Monday, 23 November 2009

What is old is new sketch blog




I found another sketch challenge site where I bought a vintage kit full of yummy stuff.Here is this month's sketch and what I did with it using paint plus the kit.
Those vines/branches are extremely hard to buy.I rang 5 stores today searching for them.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Pina Colada in Hobart Gardens


Here is a layout using Kaisercraft's pinacolada range that I did for the Out of the hat November challenge.The baby ducks nesting were so cute that I couldn't resist a photo and the reflection of the white bridge was cool too.

I've also thrown my hat in the ring to be considered for their mad hatters(a 6 month post)...like a design team I gather.I'll be keeping everything crossed until it is announced. It would be good as I feel like I need more than just forums and challenges with scrapbooking.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Cyber crop at Enchanted

I'm working on Enchanted's cybercrop this weekend where the theme is story books.There is a Dr Seuss challenge as well as one involving 3 trees.I'm thinking of using the trees on cHristmas cards.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

A Greek art work.



Here's this month's entry for the Artastic challenge blog.It was a picture ofa greek woman with columns and ferns/palms and flowers. I took this one quite literally and used the same colour scheme-rust,cream and green as well as a photo of Thena and I from Greece.I had ribbon with criss crosses that matched the rail in the background too.The column button was bought at a patchwork shop today for $4 and cracked in half as i was sewing it on. Thank goodness for double sided tape to hold it in place.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Mini album of feet travels for my daughter

















These pictures are of a mini album I made for Erica's birthday.As we travelled around Europe she took photos of her feet in various places.I've printed all those off and done a double page of an A5 notebook for her. On one side is the picture and the other is left blank for her to write her memories/impressions of the place.In some instances there were 2 photos so I then left a double note page.The cover and theme of the papers in her album are her 2 favourite colours,purple and black.




Saturday, 14 November 2009

Oh Venice!

This is another one I've done for a2zscraplets sketch challenge. It is all made from scraps including the flower which was the negative of another chipboard flower I used in the past.The branch of flowers at the bottom was on a gift I received.The photos were ones I had put aside to throw out but they suited this layout.The BG pp I bought for 50cents at spotlight cause it had been folded.(Well hidden in this layout).I used my favourite pinecone ink for the title and walnut ink on the flowers.

Oh David!


I set myself a difficult task here-a masculine/arty layout with apricot. I searched through quotes on 2peas in a bucket for qoutes about perfect. All were perfect love,perfect day,you are perfect etc then I found this quote by Michaelangelo and straight away I thought of the David photo from Florence.The quote is the title.
I've kept it plain to emphasise that wonderful photo. The fleur-de-lis is the symbol of Florence.The curly chipboards are from scrapbookingncraft.com.au.The paper was originally dark green from Sandy Lion and is called "tile" I painted over it using Dimensional magic as well, which emphasised the embossed surface on the patterned paper. This is my submission for White with one's November challenge.I haven't agonised over a layout so much in ages.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Scrapping frenzy




I've been scrapping up a storm these last few days.Some of the layouts were ones I had packed to do at the retreat but didn't get time.I've found new challenges including from screen2scrap where Chelle from Purplescraps is on the design team.I did this negative space layout of Sponge Bob.

Also I've completed my layout for Black with 2 featuring the macaw that lives at the scrapbooking shop in Hobart.The striped paper matched well to the feathers around its cheeks.The colours were aqua and white.Coincidentally Emily had given me this Bella paper at the retreat so it came in handy.

I'm now working on the weekly sketch challenge at Purplescraps of the White horse at Bratton England.We saw it out the train window on the way to Bath.

Monday, 9 November 2009

A win

Another win,my first on Enchanted Scrapbooking! I submitted a layout featuring eyelets and a photo of ST Mark's square (see below!) for their inspirational challenge and lo and behold I won. I did it using bright red cardstock, so maybe it stood out in the gallery.It was fun hammering those eyelets in, great for frustration relief.....hope the neighbours didn't suffer too much!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Mystical challenges


Over at mystical scrapbooking this month there are 3 new challenges.The sketch challenge I have just done featuring a group of statues and a busker from the Portico of the Uffizi in Florence.There was a whole row of famous people from Florence. I tried to keep to black,white and silver/grey to highlight the photos as much as I can.

The colour challenge is pink/brown so I can use one of the layouts that I did at the retreat. The numbers challenge is yet to be tackled!

I also spent some cash at a site called "What is old is new" where they have pre-packed kits.I couldn't resist the one I purchased.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Photos from Purplescraps retreat





I can't work out how to align these so hopefully you'll be able to see them okay.The two drinking ones are a powerful "goldfish bowl" featuring tequila.The group were in the Japanese gardens in hobart and the other one is me drying "opals" while working on a page, just to prove I did some scrapbooking!